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Graduate Rate 76.96%
Male 76.76%
Female 77.09%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.93%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 58%

District Of Columbia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 76.96% - 6,582 students out of 8,552 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,570 male and 4,012 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
District Of Columbia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total8,5526,58276.96%
Male3,3482,57076.76%
Female5,2044,01277.09%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 5,906 students completed their degree in 4 years and 554 finished in 5 years at District Of Columbia colleges. Additional 118 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
District Of Columbia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less69.06% 67.89% 69.81%
5 Year75.54% 74.85% 75.98%
6 Year76.92% 76.73% 77.04%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 74.10% for full-time students and 58.43% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.10%58.43%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at District Of Columbia colleges is 5.93%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5078,552 5.93%
Male 1273,348 3.79%
Female 3805,204 7.30%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates